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Published On: Thu, Jun 13th, 2013

Happy Fathers Day!

 blue skies in the forecast I am looking forward to this weekends market! We have the Friends of the Market offering some delicious local sundaes! Strawberry Sauce from Berry Hill Fruit Farm, delicious locally made Vanilla Ice Cream from Shaws, and real whip cream from Gaylea! Breakfast of Champions! 

Another special treat is having The St. Thomas Youth Choir perform. All who remember this group performance last year will know it is something special and not to miss. 
Let’s hope for sunshine, fun, treats and laughter at the market Saturday.

See you this weekend!
Locally yours,
Shawn DeVree
The Horton Farmers Market
manager@hortonfarmersmarket.ca

What’s New?:

Who’s Coming?:

 Check out our weeks offering of vendors by clicking here.

What’s in Season?:

Strawberries, of course! Here is some amazing information on this popular berry:

a.. Over 53 percent of seven to nine year olds picked strawberries as their favorite fruit.
 b.. Eight strawberries will provide 140 percent of the recommended daily intake of Vitamin C for kids.
 c.. The fruit size of the very early strawberries was very small.
 d.. Seventy per cent of a strawberry’s roots are located in the top three inches of soil.
 e.. Strawberries are the first fruit to ripen in the spring.
 f.. One cup of strawberries is only 55 calories.
 g.. There is a museum in Belgium just for strawberries.
 h.. Strawberries are a member of the rose family.
 i.. The flavor of a strawberry is influenced by weather, the variety and stage of ripeness when harvested.
 j.. On average, there are 200 seeds in a strawberry.
 k.. Strawberries are grown in every state in the United States and every province of Canada.

What’s Happening:

Mini Marketeers:

Shhhh!!!! It’s a Fathers Day themed surprise! Kiddos come to the Friends of The Market tent to make your dad (or a special someone in your life!) a present!

Market Bucks:

Thank you to Romilly Paul for submitting this photo of daughter Lila handing in her scavenger hunt list! You’re this weeks winner of $15 in Market Bucks. Want to win next week? Tag yourself or Check in with your Smart Phone this weekend for a chance to win – or submit a photo (by email or facebook)!

About the Author

- Nathan is originally from Cardiff, Wales, and was imported to Canada as a internet mail order groom in 1998 and has managed to avoid deportation ever since. Even though sometimes mis-interpreted, possibly to retaining a Welsh accent, he continues to try his best to make a difference to the community he has grown to love.